Quite a few patients have been able to get immunized based on what they have told me and reports that I have received. Many received theirs from UT Health and Christus Santa Rosa who had received relatively large quantities of vaccines. Today I also received word that Walgreens was booking appointments online for vaccine for 1b patients, but they were filling up fast.
I also received documentation the HEB (at least Central Market) is vaccinating 1b patients so if they had taken your name, you may want to check with them.
Immtrac2, TDHS’s vaccine tracker is no longer taking phone calls. You can only send them an email, so I don’t know when and if we will receive vaccine. My prediction has been that vaccine will go to organizations that have the ability to immunize large numbers of people quickly. Patients who were immunized at Wonderland Mall were very complimentary about the efficiency of the process.
Here is what the TMA released today about next week’s vaccine distribution.
|COVID-19 VACCINES UPDATE|
|Read the Jan. 6 report: No Vaccine Should Be Kept In Reserve,” Health Official Says
Distribution and Prioritization
The Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) hosts weekly meetings of the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP). Find details below, and check this DSHS webpage for updates.
I think that people should check the websites of the large pharmacy chains because they will be the most likely sources of vaccine.
Someone today expressed astonishment that there is not an online vaccine registration website for scheduling. There is one that will be available for locating the vaccine when it is widely available for the general public.